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Old 01/10/2004, 06:36 PM   #1

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L'il Red GT-500 and Green Hornet EXP-500 specs

Here they are.....the specs for the Green Hornet (EXP-500), and the Little Red (1967 GT-500 prototype):

Green Hornet EXP-500 Specs (based on information from my articles in the Shelby American, # 63, and Mustang Monthly, November 1994):

- built near or on Aug 25th, 1967. vin number 8F01S104288, with 390 and C-6. it was a stock coupe, originally modified as a GT/CS pilot car.
- 428 Cobra Jet "X" engine, with Conelec Fuel Injection (experimental EFI used on boats)
- Independent Rear Suspension, reproduced by the restorer, Martin Euler. Bolts into spring perches.
- 4-wheel disc brakes
- painted in 1968 by renowned Southern California custom car painter Sonny Fee. The color is: Gold Luster Green Lacquer with gold metallic mica flakes. For more lustre, each topcoat was hand rubbed, followed by two coats of clear lacquer (think of this color as the same as 1968 Highland Green but with gold metalflake instead of silver, and really, really glossy!)
- Ivy Gold deluxe interior, with wood dash and consoles (incl. overhead).
- '68 Shelby emblems on steering wheel, dash, and fenders, decklid, hood, and sides of black vinyl top; Shelby "Cobra-Jet" gas cap.
- Shelby ten spokes with Goodyear polyglas tires. F60x15
- Ram Air hood and seal on air cleaner. "Cobra Le Mans" valve covers. All stock CJ smog equipment, too.
- Shelby fiberglas nose and hood.
- Non-functional side scoops, carryover from GT/CS pilot version

Little Red GT-500 Specs:
(based on info from my first book in 1988--"GT/CS Recognition Guide"

(1967 Experimental Shelby Coupe--that combined new fiberglass style and Paxton supercharged power--project at Shelby American)
- Shelby VIN #67411H9A00131 (which translates into: 1967/428/C-6/air cond/ hardtop/red/black interior/Shelby Prod#)
- Custom-made hood with louvers, rear deck, end caps, and side scoops. Rear taillights are '67 Cougar, like '67 Shelbys. "67 Shelby nose with "outboard" type headlights.
- Painted Ferrari Red, Ditzler code 71508 (although some have said stock candy apple red)
- Engine--428 "Shelbyized Cobra Jet", with prepared 427 heads (low riser, 68cc, 2.34x1.34; Intake police interceptor in aluminum; Holley 750 cfm (up one size from prod CJ);
crank--CJ nodular iron; comp 10:1, cam--390GT (C60Z-B), HP (est.) 500,
torque: 420lbs@3200RPM-supercharged w/Paxton.
- Tranny--GT-350 toploader 4-speed, but since the tailhousing broke...they changed it to a "Shelbyized" C-6, with Lincoln tailhousing, and then the can just sat there and spun the tires from all that horsepower!!!
- Brakes & Suspension--GT-500
- Wheels late '67 ten spokes, with F70x15 Goodyear Speedway tires
- Weight (est.) 3450 lbs.
- Interior--black connaly leather interior, black moutron carpet, aluminum door panels & dash were '67 GT-500, tilt wheel, "all options", no rollbar, but 4-point seat belt harness. No headrests.
- Shelby emblems--however, the rear deck SHELBY letters were hand made, and are not exactly like those used on the '68 Shelbys.

If you have any additional questions, just ask. I want to see someone make one of these...

by the way--I misspoke. Only ONE engine, and two transmissions, not as I posted earlier today.

Paul M. Newitt
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